Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have announced that they will add more than 134,000 seats on domestic flights serving the peak Lunar New Year (Tet) season between January 20 and February 19.
|Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have announced that they will add more than 134,000 seats on domestic flights serving the peak Lunar New Year. (Photo: VNA) |
Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines has planned to include more than 54,000 extra seats, while Jetstar Pacific will add over 80,000 seats.
The figures brought the two carriers’ total number of holiday seats to nearly 2.1 million.
The seats will be added mainly to high demand routes between Hanoi to/from Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc island; and between HCM City to/from Da Nang, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Hue, Quang Nam, Quy Nhon, and Da Lat.
According to Vietnam Airlines, passengers’ demand for the HCM City-Thanh Hoa, HCM City-Hue, and HCM City-Quang Nam routes during the period have increased by 75, 41, and 32 percent, respectively, compared to off-peak season.
During this high season, passengers are advised to get tickets from official websites and agencies, use online and kiosk check-in services, and follow baggage regulations.
The 2019 Lunar New Year holidays will last from February 4-8, which means it will span nine days including the two weekends.